The Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Budget 2016 submission to the Treasury

Document type
Policy briefing
Corporate author(s)
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publisher
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Date of publication
15 March 2016
Subject(s)
Social Policy, Employment, Housing and Homelessness, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This submission focuses upon prevention and progression as areas necessary for the Treasury to tackle on route towards a secure and prosperous United Kingdom.

Recommendations:

Prevention

  • Develop a network of family hubs to provide wrap around support to parents and families.
  • Introduce local authority welfare ‘earn-back’ deals to properly incentivise local action towards the government’s ambition of full employment.

Progression

  • Invest in high quality careers advice to be delivered in school by expert advisers.
  • Utilise procurement towards the government’s ambition of reaching full employment by supporting those furthest away from the labour market.
  • Re-orient employment services to focus on increasing earnings alongside sustainable employment.

Prosperity

  • Improve personal pension saving by reducing opt-out rates.
  • Support the implementation of a Living Rents model.

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